Tag: HR

The Key to Economic Survival: Your Hiring Practices

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Just a month ago, large companies in competitive industries were seeing a high rate of job turnover. Conversely, if recruitment had stopped a few months ago, the result would have been an almost immediate labor shortage. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy faces serious challenges. But there are also possibilities — this new situation… Read more »

Why Do Personality Tests Fail at Selection?

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A newly released book on the history of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has made waves for a round of press questioning the use of personality assessment for HR purposes. Time and again, these critiques tend to fall into one of three broad themes: The tests are biased and discriminatory, they aren’t relevant for the job, or they simply… Read more »

Why Ditching Appraisals is a Stupid Idea

The HR fad for scrapping performance reviews won’t benefit either employers or employees. The past few months have seen a great deal of discussion about the uselessness of performance evaluations.The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, a cover feature in Harvard Business Review, and a global PR campaign by Accenture – the most… Read more »

Can Asian leaders have both authority and humility?

What makes for an engaging leader, and why is the study of leadership so often misguided? These were the questions being asked at an event hosted by Sirota and Hogan Assessment Systems last week, in which these two companies – arguably the pioneers of employee engagement surveys and personality profiling – discussed what is holding… Read more »